Although I wouldn't say Pocahontas
is one of my favorites, there are many things I love about the film. The art style, animation, music, and the protagonist herself (and Judy Kuhn, who voices her, one of my absolute favorite voices in Disney). I'm glad that it was made in spite of everything, regardless of how Disney feels towards it.
Looking back, I wasn't too fond of this as a child, but it was my sister's favorite along with Sleeping Beauty
. I only remember being drawn to Grandmother Willow, because I seem to have been drawn most strongly to older female characters when I was young (B&tB is another one I didn't really "get" as a child, but I loved Mrs. Potts.
). I guess because a child looks for imitations of their own life and family circumstances in what they watch, and my grandmother was a big part of my life. Actually, most of my memories are of playing the Sega Genesis game based on the film repeatedly. It was fairly easy, but I thought it was creative, too. At least I could finish it, something I was never able to do with the TLK, TJB and Aladdin
I hope it eventually appears in Kingdom Hearts
Incidentally, oming soon this year are the Pocahontas
Legacy Collection soundtrack and Funko Pop version of the title character (at least), both of which I'll be getting.